This webinar is part of the Acoustics Academy.
Large spaces such as gyms, auditoriums, ballrooms, and lecture halls have specific needs for sound control. Sound must travel farther to reach everyone in the room, and reverberation must be handled well to avoid the noisy impacts of crowds. In some case, the need for a lively acoustical environment, requires striking a balance in which a comfortable level of noise can be attained. The ability for these spaces to deliver speech intelligibility, speech privacy, and appropriate noise comfort level has a major impact on the well-being, health, and productivity of people inhabiting these spaces. In this webinar, we will discuss the science of reverberation and the challenges it presents within large spaces. We will also look at acoustical ceiling design solutions that can help address these issues of noise and clarity, leading to better indoor environmental quality that also meets the architectural vision.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative projects address several key issues.
- Describe reverberation time and how it impacts large spaces such as auditoriums and gyms.
- Explain how better acoustical design can affect the productivity and educational needs of occupants in large spaces.
- Discuss acoustical ceiling solutions that apply to larger spaces.
- List guidelines applicable to high-performance acoustical ceilings that support health and sustainability.